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Shakespeare scholar Peter Holland appointed acting dean of the Graduate School

Author: Dennis Brown

Peter Holland, McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed acting dean of the Universitys Graduate School, according to Provost Thomas G. Burish. p. Peter is an eminent scholar as well as a respected leader who will bring a vibrant, forward-looking and…

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New edition of Basil Moreau biography marks beatification

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A new edition ofBasil Moreau:Founder of Holy Cross,a 1962 biography by the late religious journalist Gary MacEoin, has been published by Ave Maria Press. p. The Venerable Basil Anthony Moreau, C.S.C., founder of the priests, brothers and sisters of the Congregation of Holy Cross, will be beatified in Le…

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Historian publishes book on indigenous women in colonial Peru

Author: Shannon Chapla

Karen Graubart, associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, examines the roles played by indigenous women in the early years of Spanish colonization of Peru in a new book published by Stanford University Press. p. InWith Our Labor and Sweat: Indigenous Women and the Formation of…

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ND Expert: Drop in SAT scores not all bad

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The recently reported drop in SAT scores nationwide has many educators worried, yet a University of Notre Dame sociologist regards the underlying issues that could account for the scoring dip to be positive. p. The good news outweighs the bad here: Our pool of college applicants is becoming more…

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Dooley Society participants to describe experiences

Author: William G. Gilroy

University of Notre Dame students and alumni who participated in medical missions abroad this summer under the auspices of the Dr. Tom Dooley Society will describe their experiences during a program at 11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 1) in Room 105 of the Jordan Hall of Science. The program is…

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Law scholars file amicus brief in Guantanamo case

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Douglass Cassel, director, and Sean OBrien, assistant director of the Notre Dame Law Schools Center for Civil and Human Rights, have submitted an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of 25 former U.S. diplomats who believe that hundreds of detainees in the…

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Film series to examine truths about migration

Author: Shannon Chapla

Migration, Documented,sponsored by the University of Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), will present six films to be shown at 7 p.m. each Wednesday from Sept. 5 to Oct. 10 in 126 DeBartolo Hall on campus. p. The migration of people from their homelands is as old as…

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Chemistry, biochemistry and biology program receives NIH training grant

Author: William G. Gilroy

A University of Notre Dame program that trains graduate students in an interdisciplinary environment at the interface of chemistry, biochemistry and biology has received a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). p. With this award, Notre Dame joins a select group of 20 institutions that…

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Notre Dame among founding members of nano consortium

Author: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding

The University of Notre Dame is one of only a dozen universities selected by Sandia National Laboratories as founding academic members of a unique research consortium. p. The newly established National Institute for Nano-Engineering (NINE) will function as a national hub for technological innovation and engineering education. p. It…

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How do you say 'lucky guy' in French?

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

MichaelMicDetlefsen has finally stopped pinching himself. But hes not yet beyond the point of using words likedelightfulandhumblingto describe the tremendous good fortune that has come his way. p. Use of the wordfortuneis apropos. Detlefsen, a professor of philosophy at Notre Dame and co-editor of the Notre Dame Journal of…

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Lecture series to examine how public policy affects Latinos

Author: Shannon Chapla

John Trasviña, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), will open the Institute for Latino Studies(ILS) Public Policy Lecture Series with a talk titledLatino Immigrants in America: Our Past and Our Futureat 4:30 p.m. Sept. 5 (Wednesday) in 200 McKenna Hall at…

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Ethicists to explore morality of U.S. withdrawal from Iraq

Author: Joan Fallon

To stay or to leave? p. After four years of war in Iraq, this is a political question, a military question – and a moral question. p. A panel of ethicists will examine the moral principles that should govern when and how the United States disengages from Iraq at…

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Higgins Center film series to begin Sept. 10

Author: Shannon Chapla

The seventh annual Higgins Center Labor History Film Series at the University of Notre Dame will begin Sept. 10 (Monday) with the presentation ofMorristownat 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. p. A one-hour documentary,Morristownexamines what effect globalization, along with the waves of immigration…

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University to launch new home page Aug. 28

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

When the 2007-08 academic year begins, the world will get a clearer picture of life at the University of Notre Dame. p. A newly designed nd.edu, the Internet portal to the University, will be unveiled Tuesday (Aug. 28), giving an immersive look into life at Notre Dame, from world-changing…

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Soldiers, scholars, lawyers to seek meaning of war

Author: Joan Fallon

Soldiers, social scientists, war correspondents, just war theorists, military historians, international lawyers and decorated generals – including two former commanders in Bosnia – will meet Sept.13 to 15 (Thursday to Saturday) at the University of Notre Dame for a conference titledWhat Is War? p. A clear answer is critical…

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Sociologist Spillman named chair of ASA’s Section on Culture

Author: Shannon Chapla

Lyn Spillman, associate professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, was inaugurated as chair of the American Sociological Association’s (ASA) Section on Culture at the groups annual meeting this month. p. Spillman specializes in cultural sociology, social theory and economic, political and comparative historical sociology.She is the…

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Top executives to share insights in Mendoza series

Author: Carol Elliott

Richard Notebaert, the chief executive officer credited with turning around the once-troubled Qwest Communications, will be the first speaker of the Boardroom Insights lecture series hosted by the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. p. The annual fall series of six lectures will take place…

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Saturday Scholar Series to kick off football weekends

Author: Shannon Chapla

The seventh annual Saturday Scholar Series at the University of Notre Dame will feature seven lectures by leading faculty members on each home football game weekend this fall. p. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters, the lectures were initiated by Mark W. Roche, I.A. OShaughnessy Dean of…

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Opening Mass to launch 2007-08 academic year

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

The ceremonial opening of the 2007-08 academic year at the University of Notre Dame will take place with the opening Mass at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 28) in the Joyce Center arena. A procession of faculty and student representatives will precede the Mass beginning at 5:20 p.m. p. The…

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Father Ayo writes book on ancient Christian prayer

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Gloria Patri:The History and Theology of the Lesser Doxology,by Rev. Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C., professor emeritus in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame, was recently published by the University of Notre Dame Press. p. Thelesser doxologywhich Father Ayo examines is an ancient, and, as he…

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Injured students expected to enroll for fall semester

Author: Dennis Brown

Two University of Notre Dame students were injured early Tuesday morning (Aug. 21) in a shooting outside Club 23 on South Bend Avenue, about one mile south of the campus. p. The students and their families have requested privacy, but both men are expected to enroll next week for…

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NCAA president addresses academic, fiscal reform issues

Author: Dennis Brown

NCAA President Myles Brand acknowledged that he waspreaching to the choirwhen he discussed academic and fiscal reform in intercollegiate athletics Monday (Aug. 20) at the University of Notre Dame. p. Youre doing very well here,Brand told an invited assembly of Notre Dame faculty, staff, athletic department officials and coaches.Athletics…

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Fein named director of CEST

Author: William G. Gilroy

Jeremy B. Fein, professor of civil engineering and geological sciences and director of the Environmental Molecular Science Institute at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed director of the Universitys Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST). He replaces Patricia A. Maurice, professor of civil engineering and geological…

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Life’s Labor Found

Author: Julie Hail Flory

When Jay Paul Skelton went looking for the right person to direct this years mainstage Summer Shakespeare production ofLoves Labors Lost,he didnt have to go far. Or anywhere at all, actually. p. I basically hired myself,he recalls. p. Nepotism? Perhaps. But for Skelton, now in his second year as…

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Actors From The London Stage to present “Macbeth”

Author: Shannon Chapla

Actors From The London Stage, an international touring theater troupe based at the University of Notre Dame, will present William Shakespeares gripping tragedyMacbethin three performances Sept. 12, 13 and 14 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) at 7:30 p.m. in Washington Hall. p. Admission is $18 for the general public, $16…

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New book celebrates Notre Dame in words and images

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Celebrating Notre Dame,by Kerry Temple, editor of Notre Dame Magazine, and Matt Cashore, University photographer, was published this month by Corby Books. p. The lavishly colorful 120-page book includes Cashores photographs of Notre Dames campus landscape, interiors and people in varied seasons, lights, and moods as well as a…

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Notre Dame hosts Fort Wayne/ South Bend diocese sesquicentennial celebration

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Families, single people, religious and clergy of the Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend have been invited to the University of Notre Dame campus Saturday (Aug. 18) for a Eucharistic Congress celebrating the dioceses 150th anniversary. p. Local, regional, and international Eucharistic Congresses have been held throughout the Catholic Church…

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New technology’s success relies on campus participation

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

A new system that will provide rapid, individual notification about a campus-wide emergency has been implemented over the summer and is ready to accept student, faculty and staff personal contact information. p. The University has engaged the Connect-ED service, designed to contact large numbers of students and employees quickly…

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